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TECH 15 Nov 2018 | 4:16 AM

Does not compute: Japan cyber security minister admits shunning PCs

A Japanese minister in charge of cybersecurity has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing confused by the concept of a USB drive.

TECH 03 Oct 2017 | 6:30 AM

Nokia committed to creating R&D jobs in France: minister

Nokia has reaffirmed its commitment to creating research and development jobs in France, the country's junior economy minister said on OCt 2, though the Finnish telecoms maker will still be able to cut hundreds of jobs in other areas.

TECH 01 Aug 2017 | 4:00 AM

British minister to push Silicon Valley on countering militants

Britain's interior minister will use a visit to Silicon Valley on Tuesday to ask the world's biggest social media and internet service providers to step up efforts to counter or remove content that incites militants.

TECH 18 Nov 2016 | 7:51 AM

German minister says Facebook should be treated as a media company

Germany's Justice Minister says he believes Facebook Inc. should be treated like a media company rather than a technology platform.

TECH 10 Jul 2019 | 8:17 AM

Boat-sinking Indonesian minister dares Zuckerberg to paddle race

An Indonesian minister, known for sinking foreign vessels intruding into the country’s waters, has challenged Mark Zuckerberg to a race after the Facebook Inc founder posted a picture of himself paddling on Lake Tahoe.

TECH 30 Aug 2018 | 11:09 AM

UK foreign minister attacks Google over ‘child abuse content’

British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt accused Google on Aug 30 of abandoning its moral values by failing to remove child abuse content while launching a version of its search engine in China that will block some websites.

WhatsApp 21 Aug 2018 | 8:52 AM

WhatsApp to clamp down on ‘sinister’ messages in India: IT minister

Facebook-owned WhatsApp assured the Indian government on Aug 21 that it would develop tools to combat the problem of fake messages, the country’s information technology minister said.

TECH 12 Jun 2018 | 7:18 AM

Kenya to publish draft data protection bill this month: minister

Kenya will publish a draft data protection law this month to create safeguards for personal data held by mobile phone-based lenders and others, Minister of Information, Communication and Technology Joe Mucheru said.

TECH 12 Mar 2018 | 7:39 AM

New German minister to challenge Google and Facebook’s presentation of news

Germany's incoming minister with responsibility for digital policy says she will push social media giants to make users' information feeds more diverse and timely to avoid creating "echo chambers" for the like-minded.

TECH 01 Nov 2017 | 10:48 AM

Gangs, states and ‘geeks’ behind Canada cyberattacks: minister

Cyberattacks on Canadian government computers by what a minister described as gangsters, rogue states and “geeks in basements” are on the rise, but are also failing more, according to a report.